Gapers Cheat Summer! Another Wild Photo Adventure

Summer began last Saturday and many of you probably gardened,  went to a farmer’s market or festival. I did what any Wild Rider would do on the first day of summer. I skied!

My husband, Danny, and I wore “gaper” attire for the last day at Arapahoe Basin. According to the Urban Dictionary, “A gaper is a skier or snowboarder who is completely clueless. Usually distinguished by their bright colored clothes and a gaper gap or the gap between goggles and a helmet or hat.”

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Who knew we’d be color coordinated?

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It was about 65 degrees on the bottom, but the temperature dropped on the chairlift.

The conditions appeared to be more than a little thin.

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Gapers ruled at the top of A-Basin!

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A brave soul glides across snow melt on the first day of summer. The ski patrol called it clown skimming.

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After skiing the last run of the season, we found the Blue Ribbon Bacon Tour in Keystone, Colorado.

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It was a bacon-eating, rock concert kind of afternoon.

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We decided our gaper attire may not fly,

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…so we toned it down.

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How did you kick off the first day of summer?

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